Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

“Love, Jordan”: Film Screening and Discussion

"Mental Health is a topic that is close to my heart so when I was approached to create a film around this topic I was all in. Once I was clear on the idea I wrote the script in one night."

What you might have missed: Understanding Differences — The LGBTQ+ Community

Here's what happened at the most recent Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon on May 15. If you missed it, don't spiral into depression! We have another great one on June 19, don't miss it.

CIC at the Iftar for Rohingya refugees

Many members of the Center of Cooperation — board members, staff, and Interfaith Enrichment Corps members — were part of the interfaith Iftar for Rohingya refugees May 25th.

OBAT iftar for Rohingya Refugees: The power of interfaith engagement

May 25th saw a powerful display of interfaith service, when Muslim, Jewish and interfaith organizations joined together for a fundraising iftar for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

“Psychological Effects of Vipassana on Tihar Jail Inmates”

Vipassana has been adopted as a prison reform measure in Tihar Jail, the largest prison in India housing about 9000 prisoners. The main objective of these reforms is to shift the emphasis from a custodial to a correctional approach. This historic development has initiated a more humane approach in dealing with prisoners.

“Trail of Hope and Terror”

The award-winning documentary, Trails of Hope and Terror, tells the stories of people who crossed over the U.S.-Mexico border and the political history that led to their journeys.

Dialogue works! Interfaith Youth Ambassadors continue talking

For young people, a chance a converse with peers of different religious backgrounds can become an end in itself, more than just a way to get a fine certificate and an activity to list on college applications.

Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheons past and future

Participants in the May 15 ICMH luncheon had a great discussion with Jenni White, founding director of Trinity Haven. The next luncheon topic: prison ministries.

What do campers at Youth Summer Camp do?

CIC & Watch Club's Youth Summer Camp has two sessions: July 22-26, and July 29 — August 2. We tell you that it's a great intercultural experience for kids ages 7-12 ... now we'll share some details why.

Service Opportunities at CIC

Join the Interfaith Enrichment Corps, an AmeriCorps program run by CIC. Change the world while you change yourself.

“Faith traditions come together for ‘Solidarity Vigil and Interfaith Prayer’ in response to Sri Lanka bombings”

April 25th — The “Solidarity Vigil and Interfaith Prayer” event, co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis-based Center for Interfaith Cooperation and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, drew leaders in the city of the Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish and Muslim communities.

How to commemorate Yom HaShoah?

Everyone should feel a need to participate. The Holocaust wasn't only a Jewish tragedy — it was a human tragedy

Faryal Khatri helps get the word out: Love Your Neighbor!

Thanks to CIC board member Faryal Khatri, who has been working with Good Samaritan Episcopal Church to make sure the world knows what a welcoming city Brownsburg IN is.

Save the Date for CIC’s Summer Youth Camp

Students, ages 7-13, will engage in a variety of fun and educational intercultural activities with facilitators from Liberia, Mexico, Israel, Zimbabwe, Burma, Pakistan, Iraq, Rwanda and Japan. We will also explore the Art Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, tour Butler University, go fishing, swimming, and on nature hikes.

Rules of the game for Indy’s Death Café

What to expect at April 26th's Death Café (and how it might change the way you're living)

How DO you support a support group?

April 17 th — A diverse array of religious leaders, mental health professionals, and community volunteers came to the Interchurch Center to share their experiences with support groups for mental traumas and disorders.